No-till crops survive summer heat and drought
TALL COTTON: Robert Sharp’s cotton field is not as tall or as bushy as it would have been had there been more rain, but the plants that emerged from a thick mat of cool-season cover crops managed to thrive. Sharp said he expects a “decent” cotton harvest
NEW BLOOMS: Harper County farmer Robert Sharp said the scattering of new blooms that dotted his cotton field after late-August rains came will not translate into added bolls of cotton, because there won’t be enough heat for them to mature before harvest.
This article published in the October, 2012 edition of KANSAS FARMER.
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